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May 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies.

The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides:

" Easy access to the key themes in policing

" Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks

" Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course

" Help with developing critical thinking

" Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom"

" Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises

The SAGE Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

John Grieve is a former Director of Intelligence for the Metropolitan Police, where he also held a number of other senior roles. He is now Chair of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety and Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University.

Clive Harfield is a former police Inspector and is now the Deputy Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, London Metropolitan University.

Allyson MacVean is Founder and Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, London Metropolitan University.

Introduction to your Course Companion
Using this Book
Introducing the Features
Researching Police Organizations
The Study of Policing
A Brief Introduction

Running Themes in Policing
The Policing Framework
The Emergence and History of Policing
The Function and Role of the Police
Governance, Structure and Accountability
Public Engagement and the Police
Philosophies of Policing - Keeping the Peace and Enforcing the Law
Comparative Policing
International and Transnational Policing
Partnership and Police Reform
The Practice of Policing
Policing Public Order
Criminal Investigation
Policing and Evidence
Policing Different Types of Crime
Policing Organized Crime
Policing Cyberspace
Policing Terrorism
Private Policing
The Cultural Context of Policing
Police Ethics and Human Rights
The Organizational Culture of the Police
Race and Diversity
Gender and Policing
The Police and the Media
General Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
How to Make the Most of Seminars
Essay Writing Tips
Revision Hints and Tips
Exam Tips
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
Glossary, Abbreviations and Useful Websites
Acts and Documents Relevant to the Constitution of Policing in England and Wales
References and Additional Reading

"This concise and accessible study guide will be an important resource for undergraduate students who need to understand the 'nuts and bolts' of police work and professional practice. In this interactive text, key concepts are clearly explained. It includes a range of activities and further reading that will enable students to think further about the challenges confronting 21st century policing "

Professor Eugene McLaughlin, City University London

This book as part of the Sage Course Companions series provides undergraduate students with an overview of the key themes in policing, whilst also including study skills. This text will be used as an introduction to help students move on to more complex policing material.

Dr Suzanne Young
Department of Criminology, Leeds Beckett University
April 14, 2016

This could be the course guide developed for students of policing providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, University of Central Lancashire
June 27, 2012

This book is at a very basic, introductory level. For my Level 5 students, I would be expecting them to be reading more primary sources and so would not present this as a key text.

Dr Megan O'Neill
Sociology , Salford University
May 10, 2012

Excellent read for my students, recommended to them and included on the core reading list

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
April 13, 2012

Another excellent Companion giving students the information they need to build on across the board in respect of policing.

Mrs Fiona Porter
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
May 3, 2011

A good primer

Mr Martin Tunley
School of Social Science, Birmingham City University
February 8, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Section 1.1 PDF

For instructors

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